Word (or phrase) of the day

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Allophone.

The Courrier Picard gave an incorrect definition by which we which live in France could describe ourselves as Allophones!

Une personne qui vit dans une communauté dont elle ne partage pas la langue.

But I think its a corruption of the original Québecoise meaning Locuteur natif d'une langue non autochtone qui n'est pas le français ou l'anglais.

Would a non intellectual (being kind with my words) French person understand if I described myself as an Allophone?

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Isn't allophone a linguistics term?
Same old nonsense.

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The journal article was about students at a college with a special class for immigrants UPE2A (Unité pédagogique pour élèves allophones arrivantes), des ados venus de Syrie, Mali, Maroc, Italie..........

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Trognon - discovered this yesterday in a recipe - it's one of those words I love as for whatever reason it makes me smile :D
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Isnt it Mrs Macrons maiden name?

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Le Démerdeur wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Isnt it Mrs Macrons maiden name?
I think hers might be spelt Trogneux?
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Oops :oops:

Its the heat, I actually knew a girl with the same family name so should know better.

My word for the day can be Pognon then!

So a Trognon would be someone with too much money which was what made me think of the Macrons!

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Saw the word 'aulx' today, pronounced 'o' and a homonym of eau and haut; it's the plural of ail, garlic, though ails is also a plural of ail.

I'm sure Dilly knew that, but my French wife didn't. :lol:
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